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Jon Sobel is an Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, for which he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A History of Launching Ships’ by Avi Glickstein at the Brooklyn Navy Yard


The historic Navy Yard hosts an experimental work of magic realism rooted in the real history of the famous shipbuilding site. Read More »

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History, Part 2


Bunkers, beer, and a marzipan potato – just another day on a trip to Berlin. Read More »

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History, Part 1


Berlin is a sprawling, modern city with many fascinating sites evoking the cataclysmic events of the 20th century. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Heresy’ by A.R. Gurney

Steve Mellor, Kathy Najimy, Reg E Cathey, & Annette O'Toole in 'Heresy' at The Flea. Photo by Hunter Canning.

A fuzzy image the near future nevertheless offers an amusing and well-played take on the state of the union. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Tango Fever’


A melodramatic story of passion and infidelity is the vehicle for a dramatic presentation of exquisite tango dancing. Read More »

Music Review: Bedhed and Blondy – ‘Down South’

Smart, literate, well-constructed lyrics and a softspoken adult musical sense add up to a batch of groovy alt-country/Americana. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Something Wild…’ – Three One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams


Even in his short plays Tennessee Williams could deliver female characters nearly as memorable as the leading ladies of his towering classics. Read More »

Concert Review: The New York Philharmonic with Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes (NYC, 9/19/2012)

Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic showed mastery of rhythm, dynamics, and tone in their first performance together of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Read More »

Theater/Concert Review (NYC): ‘The Anderson Twins Play the Fabulous Dorseys’


A concept-concert featuring the phenomenally talented Anderson brothers pays tribute to Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Fringe): ‘The List’ by Jennifer Tremblay


Sofi Lambert's performance in this one-woman play is likely to prove one of the acting highlights of this year's 187-show NYC Fringe. Read More »